Sustainability Blog

Welcome to the City of Buda Sustainability Commission Blog! Here you will learn tips on environment-friendly activities and practices.

Apr 14

Help Migrating Birds by Turning off Outdoor Lighting

Posted on April 14, 2021 at 8:11 AM by Micah Grau

“Lights Out Texas” is a state-wide effort from March 1 – May 31 to turn off outdoor lighting from 11 pm – 6 am to reduce light pollution and to help save migrating birds.

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Apr 07

Celebrate Dark Sky Week April 5 - 12!

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 8:16 PM by Micah Grau

It's International Dark Sky Week! International Dark Sky Week was created by the International Dark Sky Association to raise awareness on the importance of protecting our night skies through well-designed and implemented outdoor lighting. Protecting our night skies and reducing light pollution is important because unnatural light negatively impacts wildlife and our own biological rhythms. Light glare can also cause traffic accidents and other issues.

Did you know that the City of Buda is seeking certification as a Dark Sky Community through the International Dark Sky Association? You can help by installing dark sky friendly outdoor lighting that uses warmer yellow, orange, or amber hues of light, light that is fully shielded and downward facing, and lighting that uses timers or is turned off when not needed.

Learn more about the City of Buda's Dark Sky efforts by visiting

Learn more about the International Dark Sky Association Dark Sky Week at
Mar 15

Help Prevent the Spread of Oak Wilt

Posted on March 15, 2021 at 9:25 AM by Micah Grau

To prevent the spread of Oak Wilt, the trimming of Oak trees is not permitted between February 1 through July 1 unless performed under the direction of a certified Arborist. 

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